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Stooping low I put a beautiful plant on my mothers grave for Mothers Day. I went to pick it up the following Thursday afternoon and it was gone. If someone needed a plant that bad I would have given them the money to buy one. They did not have to take mom's. Too bad mom did not reach up and grab the person by the leg and teach them a lesson. I am sure the person or persons who took it will not read this as they are probably too lazy, too stoned or just plain illiterate.
The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned its 2006 session and our elected representatives are now back at home telling us what a great job they did. I have to admit, I have not had the opportunity to go through all of the reports and read the final copies of bills that I was interested in, but I'm not convinced that there's much to be cheering about. Of course, the big news is that the Twins and the Gophers got funding for stadiums.
By Brian Williams Sun Tribune The new features just keep coming to make the expanded public school campus in Morris an aesthetic joy. The Stevens County Soil and Water Conservation District marked its 50th year of existence with a tree planting that was part of an educational unit for MAES third graders on Thursday, May 18. Everyone gathered out behind the new MAES to take part in The Living Tree educational unit. Tree plantings were performed both on school grounds and at the Scandia Woods Environmental Learning Lab.
School children can learn about horticulture through books, but its a much more compelling line of study when they can see and touch the foliage, smell the plant and feel the rootball before carefully placing it in the ground. Thats part of the larger purpose of the Beautiful U Day project. The West Central Research and Outreach Center received a grant through the Beautiful U Day program to plant trees and shrubs.
ST. PAUL Its better a little late than never for the Minnesota Legislature. After a 2005 session that stretched two months too long, and resulted in a partial government shutdown, lawmakers headed home for the year Sunday night when they finished an unexpected brief final meeting and heard speeches from retiring members. The concluding meeting was the first time the Senate has met on a Sunday and only the second time for the House. Leaders had planned to end work by 7 a.m. Sunday, which state law considers the end of the legislative Saturday.
Albert Ernest Svor, age 93, of Benson, passed away on Sunday afternoon at Homestead Place North in Benson. Funeral services for Albert Svor were held on Thursday, May 18, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. The Reverend Pari Bailey officiated. Burial was in St. Pauli Lutheran Cemetery in Camp Lake Township, Swift County. The Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson was in charge of arrangements. Albert Ernest Svor was born on August 13, 1912, in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, the son of Ole A. and Bertha Christine (Lyslo) Svor.
Bruce Bailey Burnes, age 73, of Red Wing, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, after a three-year struggle with multiple myeloma. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul, with interment in Glen Haven Cemetery, Crystal, Minnesota. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Bruce was born in Red Wing and graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. He earned his undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St.
For almost 20 years, the University of Minnesota, Morris had been hatching plans for a new place to play football. Morris Area football teams had spent decades busing from the high school to Coombe Field and preparing for games in dank locker rooms at the old elementary school.
Stevens County residents will obviously see tax increases should commissioners approve jail construction and renovation projects at the courthouse. But how much the increases would be, and if county taxpayers would get a chance to vote on them, still is to be decided. And it could get complicated. The county commissioners met Tuesday with Carolyn Drude, of the financial consulting firm Ehlers & Associates, to discuss various financial options and the tax impact of new law enforcement facilities. The county is considering an $8.86 million project that would include a 40-bed jail and new fac
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will give the Opening Convocation for UMM's 2006 First Year Seminar on Sept. 5. Gov. Blanco was originally scheduled to present the convocation for the 2005 First Year Seminar. However, due to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, her visit to UMM was postponed. Gov. Blanco is the mother of Morris resident Pilar Eble, and mother-in-law of Michael Eble, assistant professor of studio art and curator of the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at UMM. On Jan.